Z. Smith Reynolds Library Diversity Fellowship

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Z. Smith Reynolds Library Diversity Fellowship

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library seeks to hire one of the two following positions for the Summer of 2018 as full-time visiting assistant librarians for a period of three months (ideally June – August). Successful candidates will identify as an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or as Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous classifications or any other diverse community. The positions available are Born-Digital University Archives Processing Visiting Archivist and Outreach and Instruction Visiting Librarian.

Born-Digital University Archives Processing Visiting Archivist

Reporting to the Special Collections & Archives (SCA) Collections Archivist, the visiting archivist will assist with the processing of born-digital materials from the University Archives. These materials may consist of official University records, records of student organizations, papers of alumni, and/or University photographs.

In addition to processing records, the visiting archivist will also assist the Collections Archivist in the creation of documentation related to this processing, such as a processing workflow or manual. The visiting archivist will also work closely with the Digital Collections Librarian (DISC), the Digital Curation Librarian (DISC), and the Metadata Technician (SCA).

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Coursework or practical experience with digital archives, including principles of digital preservation
  • Coursework or practical experience with archival description standards
  • Understanding of digital photography formats including JPG, TIF/TIFF, and RAW formats
  • Basic familiarity with one or more metadata standards, including MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, DACS, etc.
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems and frameworks for libraries

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Collections Archivist, assist in establishing workflow for processing born-digital University records, which may include extracting embedded metadata, reformatting files, and arrangement and description
  • Complete transfer of files to local server and develop a plan for ingest into DSpace repository
  • Ensure standard-compliant metadata is applied

Outreach and Instruction Fellow Visiting Librarian

Reporting to the Outreach and Instruction Librarian, the visiting librarian will assist with outreach and instruction to the wide variety of summer programs on campus, research library outreach programs to student populations, and assist the Outreach team in researching and developing assessment tools for ongoing outreach programming.

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Coursework or practical experience in information literacy instruction.
  • Coursework or practical experience with outreach, event planning, public services or student development.
  • Coursework or experience with social media and/or other marketing
  • Interest in outreach and public services at an academic library especially in regards to reaching underserved populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a literature review of outreach programs to student populations in Higher Education.
  • Based on this research make suggestions for outreach initiatives that ZSR could implement in the future.
  • Assist with the outreach and instruction for summer programs on campus including (but not limited to) Duke TIP, Freedom School, Academic Discovery Institute, Ben Franklin Fellows, New student athletes, SPARC, Build, Worldwide Wake, DIS Students and other programs as they arise.
  • Help research and develop assessment tools and measures for our outreach programming going forward.

Required Qualifications (both positions):

Applicants must have completed 12 credits (or two full semesters of work) toward a Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or relevant archives graduate program. Recent graduates (less than one year from graduation) are also eligible to apply.

Successful candidates will identify as an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada as well as Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous classifications or any other diverse community.

Salary and Rank:

Salary is $4,000/month. The position will be appointed as a visiting assistant librarian.

Review of applications will start on March 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about the ZSR Diversity Fellowship program visit: zsr.wfu.edu/diversityfellows. Campus housing is available from Friday, June 1 through Wednesday, August 1. Participants in the program who wish to live in campus housing will need to complete a separate application after being selected for the program.

To Apply:

Please apply using our online system and submit a resume, a cover letter stating interest in the fellowship, skills applicants have developed, and how the applicant meets eligibility requirements. Please also include an essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests, which of the two projects they are interested in, (applicants must pick one) and future goals in the profession. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.9 million volumes, materials expenditures of over $5 million, and an operating budget of over $13 million, serves over 4,900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate and professional students. Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the country’s finest liberal arts institutions. Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by its motto Pro Humanitate. The University is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States






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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/17/2018
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